Reissuing 57hr. Curfew
Navajo Nation 57-Hour Weekend Lockdown and Daily Curfew Hours
Start: September 25, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (MDT)
End: September 28, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. (MDT)
Daily Curfew Hours (Monday – Friday)
9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (MDT)
Public Health Order 2020-023:
On Sept. 22, with the advice of health care experts the Navajo Nation re-issued a Stay-At-Home Order and stricter daily and weekend lockdown hours due to new reports of increases in COVID-19 cases in the Sage Memorial Hospital service area in Arizona and in satellite chapters in the Eastern Navajo Agency in New Mexico, which are directly related to travel off the Navajo Nation and family gatherings where social distancing and the wearing of face masks were not enforced.
Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-023 states, “Individuals may leave their place of residence only for emergencies or to perform “essential activities,” which primarily include activities and tasks essential to health, safety, and welfare. All businesses including all stores, gas stations, restaurants, drive-thru food establishments, hay and all other vendors are required to cease operations and close during the partial weekend lockdowns and daily curfew hours.
Individuals are permitted to conduct farming activities and tend to livestock, however livestock owners must plan ahead to purchase hay and feed – hay vendors will not be allowed to sell during the weekend lockdown and daily curfew hours. Residents are also allowed to exercise outdoors within their immediate residential area or home site area during non-curfew hours. Essential Employees reporting to or from duty are exempted from the weekend lockdown, but must carry official identification or a letter of designation from their employer on official letterhead which includes a contact name and number for verification.
To view the Public Health Order, click here: https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19